All you need to know about Taipei

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan with a population of 2.6million. The city is located 16 miles from the Port of Keelung in the north of the island. Taipei is the economic, political, and cultural centre of Taiwan. Considered to be a global city, Taipei has a high-tech industrial area and has a sizeable manufacturing industry. The city is heavily influenced by former Japanese occupation, evident by its colonial streets. Taipei is symbolised by the 509-metre-tall Taipei 101 skyscraper which stands proud over the city. The Taiwanese capital is known for its lively street-food and many night markets such as Shilin market. Ahead of visiting Taiwan, be sure to check out our selection of serviced apartments in Taipei.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN TAIPEI?

Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to Taipei. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Taiwanese capital.

Transport in Taipei

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is the major airport serving Taipei, with connections from Asia and beyond. Taipei has a secondary airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, which is located closer to the city. Taoyuan Airport MRT offers an efficient method of transport to Taipei, reaching the city in 35 minutes. The MRT offers the best solution to travelling around Taipei, with the bus network also an option.

Weather in Taipei

Taipei has a humid subtropical climate, with the Taiwanese capital experience long-lasting hot and humid summers. The average high exceeds 30°C from May until September, with record highs approaching 40°C. Rainstorms and typhoons are common during the summer months, with winters short and warm.

Sights in Taipei

Taipei home to a collection of iconic architectural and cultural landmarks. Taipei 101 skyscraper is an impressive sight dominating the skyline, with the Taiwanese capital famous for shopping districts including Ximending. Taipei has several impressive night markets that are scattered throughout the city. National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Lungshan Temple, National Palace Museum and Dalongdong Baoan Temple are some famous sights in Taipei, as are the natural areas of Maokong and Yangmingshan.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TAIPEI

  • Only 2.3% of the Taiwanese population is native, with 97.7% ethnically Chinese as a result of the Qing Dynasty.
  • Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until 2007, when the Burj Khalifa was built in Dubai.
  • The national language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese, but most people in Taipei speak English.
  • Taipei was the first Asian capital city (and Taiwan the first country) to legalise gay marriage in 2019.
  • The national dish of Taiwan is stinky tofu which is sold in abundance at Taipei’s many night markets.

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Our serviced apartments in Taipei are modern, spacious, and are crafted entirely for business travellers. Our fully furnished corporate accommodation is centrally located in Taipei and offers a place for comfort and relaxation. Our apartments provide a unique flexibility that is rarely possible when staying in a hotel. Primarily, our guests can decide how regular they would like their apartment to be serviced. This flexibility can help guests feel right at home in Taiwan, thanks to fewer intrusions. Secondly, our Taipei corporate accommodation is equipped with cooking facilities that gives our clients the ability to choose between dining in one of the many local restaurants and cooking at home. This capacity for home cooking can often make serviced apartments more affordable than hotels. Finally, the average one bedroom serviced apartment in Taipei is roughly double the size of a typical hotel room. This extra space not only gives our clients more room to relax, but also allows the option of entertaining guests and conducting business meetings in the living space.

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN TAIPEI WITH SILVERDOOR?

Booking a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Taipei can be highly beneficial for corporate travellers. With over 20 years in the serviced accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are best placed to organise your stay in Taiwan. We understand that every client has differing needs, which is why our dedicated booking agents do their utmost to find the perfect apartment for each enquiry. With strong industry expertise, our booking agents strive to ensure that every client is completely satisfied with the level of customer service throughout the booking process and the quality of their accommodation. Having a vast knowledge of our serviced apartment providers in Taiwan, we aim to offer the very best in the city. We are regularly seeking to expand our portfolio of top-quality accommodation in Taipei, underlining our dedication to offering the best serviced apartments in Taiwan.